VIP Class Notes (Nemo)[S]

Speaking

One day Mr Bean listen to the Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and he was pretending that he’s a pianist. He was playing piano and grandma was pretending to be a conductor. CD was broken Then Mr Bean goes to a store to buy a CD, but he see a people, he play the 5th Symphony, very well. So, he want to buy a piano and to study it. He put his teddy in the piano so piano is broken and he buy it cheaper. Then he play the piano but he always wrong, so he telephone a teacher but he wrong too. And then the teacher give him his piano. So Mr Bean was pretending to play, and grandmother pretending to conduct. They are really happy

One day Mr Bean was listening to the Beethoven’s 5th Symphony and he was pretending that he’s a pianist. He was playing “piano” but he didn’t have a piano he was just playing the tune on top of his table and grandma was pretending to be a conductor. The CD was broken, then Mr Bean went to a store to buy a new CD, but he saw a person, playing the 5th Symphony very well. So, he wanted to buy a piano and to learn how to play it. He put his teddy in the piano so it seemed that piano is broken and he bought it cheaper. Then he played the piano but he was always making the same mistake, so he telephoned a teacher but even with teacher’s help he was making the same mistake . And then the teacher gave him his synthesizer. So, Mr Bean was pretending to play, and grandmother was pretending to conduct. They were really happy

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Vocabulary

pretend (v):to behave as if something is true when you know that it is not, especially in order to deceive people or as a game
假装,伪称;(游戏中)装扮
E.g.: He pretended (that) he didn’t mind, but I knew that he did.
他假装不在乎,但我知道他很介意。
E.g.: The children pretended (that) they were dinosaurs.
孩子们装扮成恐龙。

pianist-someone who plays the piano
钢琴家
E.g.: a concert pianist
音乐会的钢琴演奏者
E.g.: a jazz pianist
爵士乐钢琴家

symphony (n):a long piece of music for an orchestra, usually with four parts
交响乐,交响曲
E.g.: Mahler’s ninth symphony
马勒的《第九交响曲》
E.g.: Beethoven’s 5th symphony

Conductor指挥家
E.g.: The conductor raised his baton.
指挥举起了指挥棒。
E.g.: a guest conductor
嘉宾指挥

synthesizer-合成器/电声合成器
E.g.: A synthesizer is an instrument that makes sound electronically.

seem (v):to give the effect of being; to be judged to be
似乎;仿佛
E.g.: He’s 16, but he often seems (to be) younger.
他16岁了,但往往看起来要小些。
E.g.: The children seemed (as if/as though/like they were) tired.
孩子们好像累了。